Sciences - Natural Sciences - Research

School Description:
The School of Natural Sciences, comprising the academic units of Botany, Geography, Geology and Zoology and incorporating the Centre for the Environment, forms an internationally recognised, research-led centre of academic excellence accommodating biological, physical and social scientists.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Enrolment dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Botany (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Botany (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geography (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geography (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Zoology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Zoology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Botany (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Botany (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Geology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Geology (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Geography (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Geography (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Geography (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Geography (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Zoology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Zoology (Full-Time)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Botany (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Botany (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geography (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geography (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Geology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Zoology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Zoology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Botany (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Botany (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Geology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Geology (Full-Time)
Master in Letters, Geography (Part-Time)
Master in Letters, Geography (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Geography (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Geography (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Zoology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Zoology (Full-Time)

Research

School Description:

The School of Natural Sciences, comprising the academic units of Botany, Geography, Geology and Zoology and incorporating the Centre for the Environment, forms an internationally recognised, research-led centre of academic excellence accommodating biological, physical and social scientists.

Research Programmes

The research Interests of staff in the School are highly diverse and span the four major themes of: Ecology and Evolution; Earth and Environmental Science; Molecular Biology and Comparative Physiology. Society, Space and Environment.

Our research is conducted by 39 principal investigators whose activities are supported by post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers engaged in a wide range of dynamic research areas. Currently, there are in excess of 140 postgraduate research students and a further 50 students in total registered for the School's one-year taught Masters degree programmes (Environmental Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Environment and Development) and a further 45 on the 2 year Masters in Development Practice. Our School is productive in its output of research, producing over 500 peer-reviewed publications since 2004, along with a host of books and presentations by invitation at conferences and other events. The School's website (http://www.naturalscience.tcd.ie/research) provides up-to-date information on the research interests of individual and groupings of members of academic staff in the School.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PhD, MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

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